When some people think of Trout Unlimited, they think of a fishing club that meets regularly so members can swap super secret fly recipes, directions to honey holes and hotspots and hear how to catch more fish from the evening’s presenter – usually a guide or regional fishing expert.

Trout Unlimited is first and foremost a coldwater conservation organization, and always has been.

Most of us are dedicated anglers and passionate about fishing.  We try to engage others in our sport because it’s fun, and also because it helps cultivate a healthy respect for the delicate balances nature struck when she created coldwater fisheries and fish, the importance of restoring and maintaining clean, cold water and an opportunity to make a difference in the world around us.

Since its founding in 1969, the Pisgah Chapter has been focused on endeavors to conserve protect, and restore coldwater fisheries and their watersheds in our area, and has been quite successful.  To accomplish our mission we rely on assistance from other dedicated partner organizations, state and local agencies – and of course, the countless thousands of hours given in service by our members.

Volunteer hours are the life-blood of Pisgah TU.  The chapter simply cannot function without your support, and with a variety of programs ranging from working with youth to rebuilding fences, collecting bugs and repairing stream banks, and from stocking fish to picking up trash, there are plenty of ways for you to get involved.

Sign up today, and let’s get started!

I talk to people all the time about why they don’t come to more chapter meetings and events.  One of the things I hear regularly is “I don’t really know anybody.”

I’ve been there too and here’s what I’ve learned:  the best way to get to know other people, make friends and get involved in Trout Unlimited is to participate as a volunteer in one of our many programs.

Some of the best friends have been made laughing about the ridiculous stuff we find along the road during a cleanup, sorting through a tray of bugs during a survey or ogling a monster hatchery brown before it goes into the river during a delayed harvest stocking.

Charles Crolley

Pisgah TU Chapter Programs